Another Year of Driving Social Change: What Would Greg Think?

Every summer, as another academic year comes to a close and the echoes of graduation begin to fade away, I take some time to reflect on the year. This year that reflection has been particularly bittersweet as CASE celebrates our 15th anniversary. To think that 15 years ago, our co-founders, Greg Dees and Beth Anderson, […]

Our Top 5 Posts of 2014

It’s that time of the year when emails are flooding in with subject lines of “Thanks for a Great Year” and “Recapping 2014.”  The New Year is certainly a time for reflection and celebration so we thought we’d share our top 5 most viewed posts of 2014: #1: In Memory of Greg Dees It was […]

Greg Dees’ Memorial Event and Service

It is hard for us to believe but it has already been six months since our founder and dear friend, Greg Dees, passed away. We continue to feel his absence – and his inspiration – every day. We wanted to share the videos and materials from the memorial service so that those who could not […]

As Graduation Nears: Recapping the 2013-14 Academic Year

This has been a year of ups and downs for the CASE team.  Most notably, this year marked the passing of our founder and dear friend, Greg Dees.  We are all still struggling to come to terms with his passing and miss him daily. However, we know that he is here in spirit, guiding what […]

Calling All Alumni & Students: Reflections on Greg Dees

In order to celebrate the life and legacy of our dear friend and colleague Greg Dees, the Duke community will come together with Greg’s family, colleagues, and friends on February 11 for a memorial event and service. Event details can be found here. In order to include the voices of Greg’s students, we invite all […]

Memorial Service for Greg Dees

Thank you to the entire social entrepreneurship community for the outpouring of support and sharing of memories since Greg Dees’ passing in late December. We have also received many questions about whether there would be an opportunity to come together and celebrate Greg’s life and legacy. So, in honor of our dear friend and colleague […]

In Memory of Greg Dees

We are deeply saddened that our dear friend and colleague, Greg Dees, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. Greg was not only the co-founder of CASE, but also considered by many to be the “father of social entrepreneurship education.”  He was instrumental in founding and developing social entrepreneurship as an academic field, through his […]

“Be A Social Entrepreneur” with Greg Dees

This post originally appeared on Southern New Hampshire University’s Be a Social Entrepreneur blog. To read the original post, click here. J. Gregory Dees has been the recipient of the Ashoka and Aspen Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Entrepreneurship and continues to share his knowledge in the classroom and the world. How did you get started in social […]

Advice for Social Entrepreneurs

As part of Stanford’s “Social Entrepreneur Building Block Series,” Professor Dees recently gave advice to budding student social entrepreneurs.  He discussed the variety of ways to define social entrepreneurship, the core of which is finding innovative solutions to social problems, regardless of the business model used. He also talked about lessons that the field has […]

Toward an Open-Solution Society

Professor Greg Dees gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012.  To read more posts on CASE’s anniversary celebration, click here! Why should we care about social entrepreneurship? Why does it matter? According to CASE Founder Greg Dees, it is not just about making money while doing good. Nor is […]